A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 A big guy. On a frosty Christmas Eve maybe, waiting for Santa Claus by the fireplace. No risk of falling asleep with this fellow!
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 8 Showing its age, but I like its big, earthy, old-fashioned American flavours.
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 7 The family propensity to fall asleep seems to have struck in the bottle; given a chance to breathe and a drink of water, it comes back to life.
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80% 7 Big and robust but very drinkable and soothing.
The spirit of independence
Damian Riley-Smith visits the home of Julian Van Winkle III, a nam dedicated to producing quality bourbon and adhering to traditional, family values.
February 2001, Issue 14, page 48
Whiskey and Apparel
Leapfrogging what's inside the bottle
September 2014, Issue 122, page 12
The rise of Pappy Van Winkle
Jonny on auction watch
December 2014, Issue 124, page 80
Short History of Stitzel-Weller
True to the 'human' form of distillation and popularised 'wheated Bourbon'
September 2016, Issue 138, page 34
Hand Rolled in Nicaragua
Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars
July 2016, Issue 137, page 45
Collecting and Selecting
Fred and his search for that rare American whiskey
July 2014, Issue 121, page 12
The news is booze
July 2015, Issue 129, page 12
Up for auction
How a bottle of Henry McKenna went for a song
January 2015, Issue 125, page 13
Style and substance (The Rockwell)
Bourbon is the focus for London's hottest new style bar, The Rockwell in the Trafalgar Hotel. John Roberts brings you the lowdown on the English capital's hippest new hangout
February 2002, Issue 21, page 58
How old is too old?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the best ages for whisky and bourbon.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 52
Dave is a freelance writer and contributor to Whisky Magazine
March 2014, Issue 118, page 10
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 48
The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together
June 2014, Issue 120, page 12
Cross Border Bourbon
Fred Minnick investigates the Mexican border town which supplied U.S. during prohibition
July 2012, Issue 105, page 52
On the fashion trail
The Lonsdale in London recently hosted a Whisky Magazine cocktail challenge. Dominic Roskrow spoke to general manager Henry Besant.
October 2003, Issue 34, page 37
Hong Kong Reigns Supreme
A roundup of the year in the auction rooms
April 2016, Issue 135, page 78
A Future Number One
Karuizawa hits the high spots
July 2014, Issue 121, page 104
That was the year that was 2014
A roundup of the year in the auction house
March 2015, Issue 126, page 80
Modern Day Bootleggers
The dark arts working in cyberspace
September 2016, Issue 138, page 13
In Bourbon We Do Not Trust
It's all about the label
September 2015, Issue 130, page 12
Success Comes With Age
US whiskey experiences unprecedented popularity
March 2016, Issue 134, page 13
Live and kicking
Marcin Miller evaluates the inaugural Whisky Magazine Live and comes to the conclusion that if you missed it, you missed out
July 2001, Issue 17, page 28
Ready for it's close-up (Buffalo Trace)
Liza Weisstuch dons her white coat to see what's been cooking in the Buffalo Trace lab.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 26
Battle of the Brands
Second round to Karuizawa
April 2015, Issue 127, page 80
Straight to the Top
Glenfiddich stands fast
June 2015, Issue 128, page 80
Glenfiddich 1937... A Record?
Aftersale charges should not be included
December 2016, Issue 140, page 80
The Buffalo's Graveyard
A trace of Bourbon history
June 2015, Issue 128, page 58
The bar in the Bluegrass
Ken Hoskins visits Lousiville's Seelbach Hilton Hotel, where Al Capone gambled away his ill-gotten gains, F.Scott Fitzgerald became so drunk he was physically ejected and Max Allen Jr., Kentucky's leg...
February 2001, Issue 14, page 56
Bars of Titan
The wider the range, the harder to source
June 2015, Issue 128, page 45
Welcome to the Bourbon Bunker?
So you thought there were only a handful of bourbons? American correspondent Charles K. Cowdery tracks down some collectors who have hundreds
February 2004, Issue 37, page 46
Icons of Whisky America Results
Celebrating the finest people and places in the whisky industry
October 2014, Issue 123, page 16
Traces of the buffalo (Buffalo Trace)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay enjoys a whiskey tasting and tour at the imprssive Buffalo Trace Disteilery in Franklin County, Kentucky
October 2002, Issue 26, page 21
The Bardstown Bourbon Crawl
Your guide to drinking in Bourbon's capital
February 2014, Issue 117, page 53
Heading off the trail
Charles K. Cowdery looks at 25 additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to help give you a bigger whiskey picture.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 14
In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies
March 2005, Issue 46, page 18
Hiding out from the High Street hell
Salt is the first of a new trend – High Street whisky bars. In the first of a new review series Dominic Roskrow visits it
April 2004, Issue 38, page 75
50 Monumental Bourbon Moments
To commemorate the 50 years since bourbon made history
July 2014, Issue 121, page 62
Bourbon Marches On
Liza gives us a roundup of the bourbon scene in USA today
January 2015, Issue 125, page 31
A mark of difference
With its instantly recognisable red wax sealed bottle, Maker's Mark has a story to tell
February 2014, Issue 117, page 30
Drinking in the Big Smoke
We look at some excellent whisky bars in the English capital, but also at what is happening elsewhere in the country, a distilling revolution is beginning to bear fruit
February 2012, Issue 101, page 44
Don't Drink and Drive
The Editor takes to the streets of Louisville for a round of drinking golf.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 48
New Islay Distillery
£8m Ardnahoe will be first distillery on the island for more than a decade
October 2016, Issue 139, page 6
100 Greatest Whisky People
We highlight the people who have left a lasting legacy on the whisky world over the years.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 16
World Whiskies Awards
This year's competition saw more than 150 whiskies put through their paces during three rounds of tastings to win the coveted titles of “Best in the World”.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 15
The renaissance man
Dave Broom talks innovation,metabolic pathways and obscure Scottish rock bands with Glenmorangie's head of distilling & flavour creation,Dr Bill Lumsden.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 22